Skoolimpics: Lagos Craves for More Private Sponsorships for School Sports


With the successful staging of the maiden edition of Heritage Bank-Lagos State Skoolimpics at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State Sports Commission has charged corporate Nigeria to help develop school sports championships in the state. 

For three days, Teslim Stadium and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba, were a beehive of activities with students from all the educational districts in Lagos competing in five different sports which include athletics, swimming, basketball, table tennis and  handball. 

The three-day school sports championships, fashioned in the tradition of the Olympic Games, is sponsored by the Heritage Bank with support from the Lagos State Sports Commission.

Director General of the Sports Commission, Mr. Ogunsanya Adewunmi commended Heritage Bank for sponsoring the games, just as he reiterated the commitment of the state government to providing the enabling environment for the youth to showcase their talents in schools sports championships.

“Lagos is ever ready to create necessary platforms for the development of sports at the school level for our youths to develop their talents. It is our hope that the partnership with Heritage Bank would metamorphose to a bigger contents in the future, ” Adewunmi said.